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Celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2018-2019, 18th Street Arts Center is one of the top artist residency programs in the US, and the largest in Southern California. Conceived as a radical think tank in the shape of an artist community, 18th Street supports artists from around the globe to imagine, research, and develop significant, meaningful new artworks and share them with the public to foster radical imagination, empathy, and positive social change.

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Nansi Guevara, ¡No se necesita firmar nada!. Digital drawing. Courtesy of the artist.

Imaginary Dwellings

July 25, 2022 - December 3, 2022
Ranu Mukherjee, what we lose is all around us, 2021. 72 x 96 inches (182.9 x 106.7 cm), Pigment, Cristalina, UV inkjet print and silk and cotton sari fabric on linen. Courtesy of the artist.

Ranu Mukherjee | Dear Future

September 6, 2022 - March 4, 2023

Creative Roundtable: Irene Campolmi

October 20, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creative Roundtable: Holly Jerger

November 3, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creative Roundtable: Peter Wu+

November 10, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Creative Roundtable: Erika Anderson

December 15, 2022 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm



The Broadway Project is a long-term arts and culture project led by the Quinn Research …read more

Sara Daleiden | Recovery Justice: Being Well

As part of her artist project for 18th Street Arts Center’s Commons Lab: Place and …read more

Radical Propagations

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